The new white paper provides an overview of laws, deadlines, technology and consequences when using IE3/IE4-compliant asynchronous motors and switching devices. It also points out ways of benefiting from the new EU regulation.
Reliable, long-lived and robust IE3/IE4-compliant asynchronous motors offer high investment protection with low electricity costs. The EU defines the energy efficiency classes IE3/IE4 for three-phase asynchronous motors and also stipulates a binding changeover to modern, current-saving drive solutions.
To profit from this, when using the new generation of energy-efficient IE3 and IE4 motors on the grid, a few general conditions must be observed, for example with regard to starting behavior. Higher starting currents and changing dynamic response extend the demands on industrial switching technology here.
The new white paper describes these general conditions, including what deadlines have to be observed and which system components are affected and how long the operation of existing systems can be continued.